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Prep football: Hurricane practice offers exposure for dozens of players  Charleston Gazette-Mail

It may only be May, but the football field at Hurricane High School had a certain August feel to it on Saturday after an idea spearheaded by Hurricane head ...

Raymond Peak | Obituaries  WV News

Raymond Peak, 90, of Hurricane, WV, passed away May 10, 2019, following an accident. Mr. Peak was the long-time mayor of Hurricane, WV, serving the city for ...

Hurricane senior to sign on for UK cheer squad  Charleston Gazette-Mail

More than three cheers are in order for a Putnam County student who has realized her longtime dream this spring.

Prep softball regionals: Hurricane rolls to state tournament  Charleston Gazette-Mail

HURRICANE — Hurricane's three seniors — Caiti Mathes, Taylor McCray and Zoey Dunlap — have played in some big games on their home field.

Christian's Sports Beat: Out in front  Charleston Gazette-Mail

If you have read any of my previous columns, especially on running, you know that I am partial to runners in Putnam County, since that is where I live.

Prep softball: Hurricane breezes past Cabell Midland for sectional title  Charleston Gazette-Mail

ONA — Zoe Dunlap slammed the door on the Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 softball tournament.

Timothy Scott Davis | Obituaries  WV News

Timothy Scott Davis, 57, of Branchland, WV, went home April 28, 2019, to walk the streets of gold. Tim was the husband of Lana L. Davis, who celebrated 38 ...

Man arrested after shots-fired incident near Hurricane High School  WSAZ-TV

It happened Tuesday night during an argument with another man.

Putnam teachers "heartbroken" by decision to keep schools open  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — While 54 of West Virginia's 55 counties opted to cancel schools during a statewide strike of teachers and school workers on Tuesday, Putnam ...

Teachers Flock to Putnam County, WV in Support of Protesters  WOWK

PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Teachers from across West Virginia are making their way to the one school district not closed because of the statewide ...

Putnam school board hires new Hurricane High principal  Huntington Herald Dispatch

WINFIELD - The Putnam County Board of Education voted Monday night, on a voice vote with no nays heard, to hire away the new principal of Kanawha ...

Despite strike, Putnam only county school system to remain open  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - While West Virginia public school teachers and school *service* workers spent Tuesday on the picket line and packing the state Capitol, ...

Putnam County Schools stay open, teachers continue to strike  WOWK

It's the second day of the statewide teacher's strike in West Virginia and, once again, Putnam County Schools were the only schools to stay open.

Leadership is in her DNA: Putnam County senior builds engineering future through community, academic focus  WV News

Winning the title of EQT Student of Excellence from Putnam County is Tylee Oldham of Hurricane High School, who one day plans on mending the injured and ...

Putnam County teachers, service personnel will go unpaid because of strike  Charleston Gazette-Mail

POCA — Rain poured down on students, *service* personnel and teachers picketing outside of Poca High School at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Hurricane High School student juggles school and a Hollywood career  WVAH

Like many high school students, Hurricane's Isabella Alexander has a part-time job. When she is not busy dancing on the sidelines entertaining fans during ...

Hurricane lefty Jonathan Blackwell excited to sign with Coastal Carolina  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - A fan being disappointed when his favorite team wins a national championship is unheard of, but that's how Hurricane High School's ...

Motherhood not slowing Hurricane senior golfer Hart  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Olivia Hart says "bird" to her nearly 2-year-old daughter Penelope and the little girl smiles and flaps her arms. "Penelope is super smart," ...

Midland gets mercy-rule softball win at AAA power Hurricane  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Defending Class AAA softball champion Hurricane entered Saturday's contest with Cabell Midland at the Henry Henson Sports Complex ...

Putnam superintendent defends decision to keep school open - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

WINFIELD, W.Va. — When West Virginia teachers and school *service* personnel walked off the job Tuesday, only one school system kept the doors of their ...

May on leaving Parkland high school: 'I was miserable' - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

PARKLAND, Fla. — Former Hurricane High School football coach Willis May says he's done at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School. May was the head ...

Grand theft auto fugitive from Texas arrested in Hurricane, W.Va.  WSAZ-TV

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in Texas for grand theft auto charges and a parole violation is in custody in West Virginia, after police say he stole ...

Bradley David Atkins | Obituaries  WV News

Bradley David Atkins, 25, died at home on December 26, 2018.

School Building Authority awards 19 counties funding for projects - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — School leaders from 19 counties can breathe a sigh of relief after Monday's School Building Authority meeting. The SBA awarded eight ...

Bridgeport High School's Smith elected state DECA president  WV News

During the West Virginia DECA Career Development Conference's awards ceremony in Charleston March 11, Alden Smith, a Bridgeport High School junior, was ...

WSAZ Explains: Why W.Va. teachers went on strike again  WSAZ-TV

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tuesday was the beginning of yet another teacher strike in West Virginia. Last year, teachers went on strike for nine days ...

Jonathan Akers | Obituaries  WV News

Jonathan Akers, 21, formerly of Charleston, WV, went to be with the Lord at his residence in Long Beach, CA. Jonathan was a 2016 graduate of Hurricane High ...

Hurricane High softball stars sign with Division I programs  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane High School softball continues to send players to play college ball, with two signing at NCAA Division I programs on Thursday.

Hurricane's Caiti Mathes leads Class AAA all-state softball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Throughout the season, Hurricane High School junior shortstop Caiti Mathes consistently delivered in clutch situations to lead the Redskins ...

Michael S. Raines  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Michael S. Raines, 72, of Hurricane, was born September 28, 1946, in Charleston, a son of the late Willis and Virginia Edith Snyder Raines. He departed this life ...

Former Hurricane High head football coach safe after deadly Fla. school shooting  WSAZ-TV

PARKLAND, Fla. (WSAZ) -- A former head football coach at Hurricane High School, who now works at the school in South Florida where the deadly mass ...

Danielle Renee Cavanaugh | Obituaries  WV News

Danielle Renee Cavanaugh, 34 of Charleston passed away, Wednesday December 26, 2018.

Hurricane wins Class AAA title  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON - For one full year, the memory of watching another team win the Class AAA state title was etched into every Hurricane High School baseball ...

Photos: High School Softball, AAA Games at Hurricane High  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Cabell Midland and Hurricane face off following a AAA softball match between Spring Valley and Huntington on Wednesday, March 2, 2018, in Hurricane.

Hurricane teen earns rifle scholarship  Charleston Gazette-Mail

HURRICANE — As a shooter, Bryce Ward has come a long way in a very short time.

Christian's Sports Beat: Taking it up a notch  Charleston Gazette-Mail

They say you lead by example, and I think one of the best cases of that in the area is Winfield High School cross country and track standout Aaron Withrow.

Melissa Lynn Thornton | Obituaries  WV News

Melissa Lynn Thornton, 45 of Hurricane passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 after a short illness. She was a Graduate of Hurricane High School Class of ...

Gov. Justice tells EQT scholarship recipients to work hard and acheive  WV News

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice told recipients of the EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship Saturday that they need to work hard in order to achieve their ...

Hurricane wins wild one over Bulldogs, advances to title game  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON - No one wearing red will say Hurricane High School played its prettiest baseball game Thursday night. However, everyone wearing red will ...

Rev. Dr. William C. Ellis | Obituaries  WV News

A great man of God, Rev. Dr. William C. Ellis, received his Heavenly reward Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Airman Elijah Dante Lamont Drew  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Airman Elijah Dante Lamont Drew, 19, of Hurricane, WV, passed away January 31, 2019, in his home. Airman Drew was the son of Patricia Wall, Thomas Drew ...

UPDATE: New South Charleston High School principal named  WSAZ-TV

Gabriel D. King will be the new principal at South Charleston High School.

Hurricane's Cook to represent West Virginia at Boys Nation  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Hurricane High School rising senior Adam Cook will be representing West Virginia at American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., later this week, and he ...

Ernest Dunlap Sr.  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Ernest Lee Dunlap, 73, of Hurricane, passed away at CAMC General Hospital on March 9, 2019, with his brother and sister-in-law by his side. Ernie was a ...

Photos: Hurricane vs. Cabell Midland, girls basketball | Multimedia  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane takes on Cabell Midland during a girls high school basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Hurricane High School.

Christian's Sports Beat: A band of brothers  Charleston Gazette-Mail

I have written in previous columns about how the sport of running is something that bonds lots of people together while training and competing. I have found that ...

Hurricane looking to leave behind a softball legacy  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - During the off-week prior to the regional softball tournament, Hurricane High School's softball team finished a practice and head coach Meghan ...

Photos: Hurricane vs. Parkersburg South, baseball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane takes on Parkersburg South during Game 1 of the West Virginia Class AAA, Region IV best-of-three high school baseball series on Tuesday, May 22, ...

Photos: Huntington High vs. Cabell Midland, boys soccer  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Huntington High takes on Cabell Midland during a Class AAA, Region IV, Section 2 boys soccer match on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Hurricane High School.

Midland boys grow stronger in basketball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ONA - If Cabell Midland High School's boys basketball team had a theme song, it might be Chicago's "Feelin' Stronger Every Day."

Christian's Sports Beat: The streak continues  Charleston Gazette-Mail

On Nov. 4, 2005, Kyle Cooper took the field as a member of the Hurricane Redskins high school football team.

Geraldine Melton  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Geraldine was born on October 6, 1931. She grew up on Hurricane Creek Road, near Hurricane, WV. She graduated from Hurricane High School in 1949.

Top 5 Quarterbacks Class AAA  West Virginia University Wire

Diving in to the talent pool of class AAA quarterbacks is an extremely hard challenge to pick just five, but we are going to give it a shot.

Christian's Sports Beat: Striving to go higher  Charleston Gazette-Mail

One of the top girl high jumpers in the state is happy the track season has arrived, and she can concentrate on pushing the bar up some this season.

CEO of the city: Edwards brings business sense to role as Hurricane's mayor  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Scott Edwards, 48, of Hurricane, West Virginia, has served as mayor for more than a decade in one of the state's fastest growing cities ...

More than half of students in Putnam miss school on strike makeup day  WSAZ-TV

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As educators rally in Kentucky, students and teachers in West Virginia continue to feel the impact of a nine day statewide ...

Hooked on fishing: Hurricane youth team becomes bass bosses  Charleston Gazette-Mail

State teens are becoming bass bosses thanks to youth fishing clubs sponsored by B.A.S.S. Nation of West Virginia.

VIDEO: W. Va. receiver adjusts to ball in flight to make pretty one-handed snag  USA TODAY High School Sports

Despite the large deficit his team faced, one West Virginia receiver found a way to make one of the catches of the year.

Truck totaled after struck by train in Hurricane - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Driver was not injured in Monday afternoon collision.

New Putnam school board members sworn in  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Three members were sworn in Monday, marking the beginning of their new terms on the Putnam County Board of Education.

EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship 2018 recipients announced  WV News

CLARKSBURG — EQT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of EQT Corporation, is proud to announce the 2018 EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship ...

Janice Lynette "Lynn" McLeod  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Janice Lynette McLeod, age 64, of Hurricane, WV, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2018. Lynn graduated from Hurricane High School and Berea ...

Former Hurricane Coach Willis May remembers his fallen colleagues - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Click above to hear Coach Willis May. PARKLAND, Fla. — Football Coach Willis May entertained a pair of college football recruiters and a couple of his players ...

Ronald Alan Forren | Obituaries  WV News

Ronald Alan Forren passed away peacefully in Cabell Huntington Hospital on Nov. 14, 2018 at the age of 52. Ron is survived by his sons, Derek and Drake ...

Hurricane pitcher Perry drafted by Red Sox  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Boston Red Sox selected Hurricane High School pitcher Aaron Perry Wednesday in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Stronger Midland boys on path to first winning basketball mark since 2010  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ONA — If Cabell Midland High School's boys basketball team had a theme song, it might be Chicago's “Feelin' Stronger Every Day.”Knights coach Rick Chaffin ...

Area high school marching bands compete at Marshall  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON - Area high school marching bands took the field at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday to compete for the title of grand ...

Dennis J. Wilson  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Dennis J. Wilson, 69, of South Charleston, passed away on March 12, 2019, suddenly at home. He was a 1967 graduate of Hurricane High School and retired ...

Hurricane, Cabell Midland advance to MSAC baseball title game  Charleston Gazette-Mail

HURRICANE — For nearly five innings, Hurricane was *content* to win with small ball. But late in the game, the Redskins flexed their muscle for a little more ...

Putnam teachers rally outside schools  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Christine Harrison said she doesn't see any other option but to walk out.

Amanda Lilly  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Amanda J Lilly, of Hurricane, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 26, 2018, following a sudden illness complicated by an unknown thyroid ...

Culloden native, Marshall coach finishes with PR at Boston Marathon, pacing W.Va. field - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Caleb Bowen was WV's highest finisher at 180th overall and told the story to WMOV.

School Building Authority hearing from school superintendents seeking needs based funding - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state School Building Authority will hear from school superintendents from 14 counties Tuesday looking to get part of $45 million ...

Prep roundup: Hurricane, Wayne dominate all-tourney team  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON - Hurricane High School landed five players on the Class AAA all-tournament team following the Redskins' 11-5 defeat of Wheeling Park in ...

Putnam school board suspends 3 employees | Putnam  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education voted during its regular meeting Monday to suspend three school system employees without pay.

Betty Ruth Henson  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Betty Ruth Henson, 92, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Bernard.

Class Notes: Sept. 16, 2018  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit ...

Mary Lou Oxley  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mary Lou Shawver Oxley, of Teays Valley, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 1, 2017, at home.

Hurricane freshman pitcher thrives in big games  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - Tyler Cox doesn't do much of anything on the baseball field like a freshman.The Hurricane High School ninth grader has pitched like a ...

Hurricane softball targeting fourth title in five years - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

Hurricane entered the week with a 21-1 record, looking like the state championship favorite in Class AAA.

SSG Robert T. Cunningham  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Staff Sergeant Robert Timothy Cunningham, 27, of Hurricane, WV, died suddenly on July 12, 2018. He was born December 27, 1990. He was the son of Teresa ...

Delbert Adkins  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Delbert Lee Adkins, age 93, of Hurricane, WV, went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2018, after a short illness. Delbert graduated from Hurricane High ...

W.Va. first lady announces essay winners | West Virginia  Herald-Mail Media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three seniors at Washington High School in Charles Town, W.Va., placed in the top 10 in West Virginia first lady Cathy Justice's "I Am ...

Putnam Review Editorial: Tips of the hat ...  Charleston Gazette-Mail

to the Winfield High School Students Against Destructive Decisions group, the sponsors of a Winfield River Sweep cleanup effort from 2 until 6 p.m. this Saturday ...

Stoneman Douglas football coach Willis May reassigned  Sun Sentinel

Willis May, the football coach at Stoneman Douglas High School, has been reassigned. A robocall was released to parents on Thursday afternoon making the ...

Patty Lewis | Obituaries |  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Patty Lewis, 64, passed away at home, peacefully on September 28, 2018.

UPDATE: McDonald's fundraiser to help Hurricane HS student who collapsed at school  WSAZ-TV

It will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at McDonald's restaurants in Hurricane and Teays Valley.

Spring Valley left-handed pitcher Cody Sharp joins Herd baseball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

SPRING VALLEY - Cody Sharp will line up against Huntington High 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle Darnell Wright Friday night in a Class AAA playoff football game, ...

Man tries to lure middle school runner into truck  WSAZ-TV

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A community is on high alert after a man tried to lure a middle school runner into his truck. It happened Monday evening on ...

Photos: Hurricane vs. Point Pleasant, girls basketball | Multimedia  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane takes on Point Pleasant in a high school girls basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Hurricane High School.

Rivals in Rhythm perform for hometown supporters at Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center, in Clarksburg WV  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Rivals in Rhythm, a collaboration among Washington Irving and Bridgeport middle school students, performed their award-winning show for ...

Cunningham, Neal, Damron win Putnam school board seats  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Rob Cunningham says he still has work to do.

North continues dominance in WV prep football all-star game  Huntington Herald Dispatch

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The South certainly had its share of splash plays, especially from receiver Curon Cordon. But the rest of the game went quite ...

Damron hopes to bring 'common sense' to Putnam school board  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Editor's note: This is the fourth story in an occasional series on candidates for the Putnam County Board of Education.

Woodrow Wilson 2018 football preview  WVNS-TV

School is almost back in session in Raleigh County and that means High School Football is just around the corner.

Hurricane looks for Region IV crown  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - For the last three years, Hurricane's softball team has stayed in the Parkersburg area during their state championship run at Vienna's Jackson ...

Innerviews: Psychologist built on missteps to find her dance  Charleston Gazette-Mail

We all make mistakes and false starts. Laberta Salamacha made her share. It didn't stop her. It helped her.

Cabell County Welcomes New School-Based Officers  WOWK

With the teamwork of Cabell County schools, the Sheriff's Office, and Huntington and Barboursville Police Department, resource officers have now been placed ...

Class Notes: April 21, 2019  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Four Putnam County Schools' students have been named finalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Putnam County Schools' 2019 ...

Sens. Capito, Manchin Nominate Four Local Students to Service Academies  Wheeling Intelligencer

WHEELING - U.S. Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have nominated several dozen state students - four from the local area - to the ...

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